Friday, June 10, 2011

The New Cartolina iPhone app.

Yay - we have a brand new Cartolina app ready for you to download today. Due to some complicated details we had to get our new developer to rebuild the app from scratch over the last few weeks and so today we are happy to launch the shiny *new* Cartolina iPhone app! The new app is slightly different in function and flow and I think you are going to love it.

Along with
the 18 current Cartogram designs there is now an option to buy the new Post & Salvage Collection - 9 fab new designs for 99 cents. The new designs are pictured below and are all based on layered vintage ephemera. Some of the pieces are almost 150 years old - isn't it fun that we can reuse vintage paper in such a hi-tech format?

So if you already have the Cartolina app you can just update your app to the new version - you'll find the option to purchase the Post & Salvage Collection at the foot of the thumbnails page - it's an easy, in-app purchase. And, if you are seeing the Cartolina app for the first time - you can read more about it and find a link to the app store here.

Here's what the new Cartograms look like. . . . .

Thanks for all your support over the last few months - the Cartolina app has been such a success and we are really thrilled that you love it :-)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Inspiration - wax cloth pillows

How can you not be inspired by the gorgeous patterns on these wax cloth pillows from Henry Road. These fabrics originate in Africa but this first pillow looks almost like it could be bark cloth from the 50s doesn't it? These patterns are hot hot hot at the moment - adding yet one more decorative layer to your modern, boho look. Lots to choose from and a great price - Henry Road.

(We are a little short on blog posts this week because we are working like little beavers to get the new Cartolina app ready for the end of this week - so, stand by - new Cartograms coming Friday if all goes as scheduled!)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hats off!

Super cool vintage hat box from Bellalulu. What a beautiful piece and it can be yours for $56. Wish I'd seen one of these at the auction!

Vintage ephemera

Doug bought this magazine - purely for the cover - on Saturday. It's the prettiest little illustration and I absolutely love the gesture of the little guy with the lasso. Having seen lots of old photos of Doug when he was a kid I know that he spent hours and hours practicing his roping on the farm with his dad. So, I'm sure that's another reason he bought this mag. The illustrator is well known American illustrator John Clymer.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Auction - cigar boxes

We went to an auction yesterday. It was a big collectibles auction - with hardly anyone there! So I scored lots of good stuff including 50 vintage cigar boxes for $10. The type is just great on all of these pieces and the imagery on the inside of the lids is FAB!

Auction - Wonder World globe

I picked up this vintage Wonder World globe at the auction. I think it's 1946. It's one of the prettiest globes I've ever seen with wonderful illustrations and graphics.

Vintage ephemera

This is a vintage luggage tag I picked up on Ebay recently. Love the type.

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